but while preparations are under way in the sistine chapel to turn it into the world's most elaborately decorated polling booth, the voting and the fabled burning of ballots may not start for a while yet. cardinals like south africa's wilfred napier, who spoke to us despite the vatican gag order, said the pre-conclave talks can't be rushed because, after all, the next pope is in the room. >> when we do reach the point of selecting a pope, we will have a much fuller idea of what kind of challenges he's going to have to lead the church into. >> reporter: so nobody's feeling rushed. >> i don't think so. no i don't think so. >> reporter: the new pope, whoever he is, whenever he's chosen, will find a secret report waiting for him on the vatican's many problems, a report commissioned by the old pope. the cardinals say they're prolonging their discussion so the content of that report scott, don't come as a shock. >> pelley: and still waiting for word on when the voting begins. mark, thanks very much.